Thursday, January 12, 2017

Official Data: Sexual Assault Jumps by 70 Per Cent in Sweden

The number of Swedes claiming to have been sexually assaulted has risen by 70 per cent in two years, with more than 13 per cent of women reporting to be too fearful to go out in the evening.

In 2014, just 1 per cent of Swedes said they had been sexually attacked, jumping to 1.7 per cent of the population in 2015 – equivalent to about 129,000 people.

In 2013, 1.3 per cent of Swedes said they were victims, and before that, between 2005 and 2012, the level of reported sexual crimes had remained relatively stable, hovering around the 1 per cent risk mark for seven years.

The data comes from the 2017 annual survey [page 47] of the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (BrĂ¥), an agency under the Ministry of Justice, which produces Sweden’s official crime statistics. Almost 12,000 people were...Read More HERE

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